MphasiS: A stunner performance

MphasiS-BFL has reported an excellent performance for the year ended March '01. The company's topline grew by 43% and profits jumped to Rs 206 mm from Rs 4 mm in the previous year.

(Rs m) FY00 FY01 Change
Sales 1,207 1,729 43.2%
Other Income 27 36 35.4%
Expenditure 1,111 1,394 25.5%
Operating Profit (EBDIT) 97 334 245.7%
Operating Profit Margin (%) 8.0% 19.3%  
Interest 1 3 211.0%
Depreciation 110 139 26.5%
Profit before Tax 12 228 1732.5%
Other Adjustments      
Tax 8 23 182.0%
Profit after Tax/(Loss) 4 206 4558.9%
Net profit margin (%) 0.4% 11.9%  
No. of Shares (eoy) (m) 9.4 15.9  
Diluted Earnings per share* 0.3 13.0  
P/E (at current price)   15  
*(annualised)      

This turnaround has been achieved primarily by an increase in productivity, higher price realization from the solutions business and higher capacity utilization at an yearly average of 66% compared to 55% last year. Its operating margins improved sharply from 8% to 19.3% in the current year.

The number of customers of the company increased from 45 to 64 in the current year. During the year it has added global clients from diversified domains. These include a large global airline, one of the world's largest brokerage houses, one of the largest credit card companies in the US and the fastest growing bank in Japan.

At the current market price of Rs 199 MphasiS-BFL is trading at a P/E of 15 times FY01 earnings.

 
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